Fawad Alam is not only frenzied on social media platforms but also is in the hearts of many. As he has gotten back-to-back opportunities after Misbah ul Haq’s placement as a chief selector, the batsman has not lost the grip and has taken advantage of the opportunities.
When Inzamam ul Haq was in charge of the chief selector spot, Fawad never got a chance to implement his list-A and first-class performances in the international matches.
Inzamam believed there are many better players than Fawad and, hence, dismissed the squads’ batting talent. As of now, as Fawad has the opportunities, he is answering his critics in the best possible way.
As the Pak vs SA 1st test continues in Karachi, Pakistan’s top-order collided as usual. Fawad got the burden to take the lead over the guests and smashed his third century of the red-ball format.
Notably, he has scored fifty three times in the tests, and all the time, he has turned his these fifties into hundreds. His first test came against Sri Lanka on his debut. Later, the disappointing pause for more than a decade for no reason hurdled his career.
As Pakistan played the two-match Test series against New Zealand in 2020, Fawad then slammed a ton. However, see the former chief selector’s remarks that came up back in 2018.
Fawad performances are the best replies to Inzamam’s past comments.
“Dropping any player doesn’t mean we are disregarding them. It’s easy to pick players following scorecards or statistics, but there are many more things we take into consideration. I am not sure why Fawad wasn’t picked in the past before me but if you ask me about my tenure as chief selector, I have seen better players.”
Fawad’s performances are the best answers anyone can give to such statements. All Twitter is full of hate speech against the former PCB community for wasting a decade of such a player. It is worthy to mention that all his hundreds have come against the best bowling line-up.
SL: Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara
NZ: Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson
SA: Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Mahara